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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 19, 1944)
MARJORIE M. GOODWIN
Norris Yates, Joanne Nichols
Betty Ann Stevens Edith Newton Mary Jo Geiser
Betty Lou Vogelpohl, Executive Secretary Carol Greening, Betty Ann Stevens
Warren Miller, Army Editor Co-Women’s Editors
Bob Stiles. Sports Editor Betty French Robertson, Chief Night Editor
Mary Jo Geiser, Staff Photographer Elizabeth Haugen, Assistant Managing Editor
Published daily during the oollege year except Sundays, Mondays, and holidays and
final examination periods by the Associated Students, University of Oregon.
Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon.
BejpJie the. 3>ecidjo*t . . .
At the time this is "written, no election returns have been
received. What is said here will not be altered when they are
received. This is an accounting, and an adding up of political
actions on this campus, and the way in which they relate to
next year’s campaigns, and to the future actions of students
when they actually become citizens.
The final laps of the ASUO campaign have evidenced such
bad taste, and such hasty judgment that comment should be
made, so that students may realize they cannot behave in like
manner when they do become citizens.
The writing, printing, and distribution of the pink sheet at
tacking one candidate and her support illustrates an extreme
which would never be tolerated under the laws of the state.
The law reads this way, “It shall be unlawful to write, print
or circulate or cause to be -circulated through the mails or
otherwise any letter, circular, bill, placard, poster or other
publication relating to any election or to -any candidate at any
election, unless the same shall bear on its face the name and
address of the author and of the printer and publisher thereof;
anl any person writing, printing, publishing, circulating, post"
ing or causing to be written, printed, circulated, posted or pub
lished any such letter, bill, placard, circular, poster or other
publication, as aforesaid, which fails to bear on its face the
name and address of the author, and of the printer or publisher
thereof, shall be guilty of an illegal practice . . The penalties
* * * *
Nothing more needs to be said on that score. The indictment
is plain enough. Heading the law, perhaps those students re
sponsible, whoever they arc, and those who permitted such
actions will realize the mistake they made. But what next, since
the soldier voting issue was dragged in at the last minute
purely on political grounds and not on any sincere desire that
soldiers should vote, and since bad taste and emotionalism
held sway in a particularly virulent form?
* * * *
This has been a dirty election to end all dirty elections. And
the Kmerald must go on record now, before the results are in,
as saying that if happenings similar to those which occured
over the- weekend and in the last two days are repeated next
year, some University students need not wonder why they are
not respected and regarded as adult-minded people.
However, the lesson has undoubtedly been learned. The in
coming president and her council, the class officers who take
over at the Thursday installation assembly, and the students
who voted this time must remember that name-calling never
made a healthy student body, and that so-called “smart poli
tics," however persuasive at the polls, do not foster progress
in student affairs.—M.M.ti.
<Jie Came teach . . .
Twenty-three lonely Oregon guys sat in a morbid row on
the iron rail fence around the main quad on the l'ordham I'ni
versit\ campus in New York a couple of months ago and
griped. 1'licy griped about being 3,000 miles from the UO cam
pus; they griped about no women; and they wished, oh, how
they w ished, they were back here on the campus "even for a
One of those guys got his wish this weekend. The army came
through w ith the legendary 15-day furlough and he made tracks
for the west coast. One of the first things he did was to write
as many of the other twenty-two as he could and tell them all
about the campus and how things were, and maybe he even
gloated just a little.
Anyway, this is about what he said after a year awav from
Of course, it looks the same, guys, but it’s not. There seems
to be something kind of lacking. 1 guess it’s being egotistical,
but 1 think that thing is men. Oh, there are some air corps
JletieM. to- the £dito>i
April 25, 1944
To the Editor:
It seems to me that any bloc or
part of a bloc which professes sup
posed choice by merit are defeat
ing- their very purpose by publish
ing a slanderous and libellous pam
phlet such as the “Demerit De
We have freedom of the press,
why should we abuse it by publish
ing a paper so personally depre
ciating a candidate and setting
forth the issues Greek vs. Indepen
dent as a way to vote? The “De
merit Debunker” made me
ashamed of being on the campus
that published it.
The cowardly anonymous editors
of the pamphlet accuse Audrey
Holliday of tyranny, they sling
large phrases of dictatorship and
totalitarianism at her merely to
hide their own tyranny. Why
should underclassmen on the cam
pus, most of them ignorant of the
issues and the candidates, be rail
roaded by their political leaders
into voting a ticket they know
nothing about ? What is that if not
tyranny? I believe that a certain
amount of it has been done on
both sides. But anything as per
sonally insulting, even blasphemous
as the “Demerit Debunker” should
not be tolerated by any one who
truthfully believes in individual
I believe that freedom to think
as one believes and to form an
opinion about an issue in demo
cratic government without being
higli-pressured into it is vital to a
free nation. As Nancy Ames said,
how can we expect to enter na
tional politics with a free, open
mind and think for ourselves if we
have been told point blank how to
vote every time? Why do we call
voting democratic if people can't
vote as they believe?
Wc are told that voting a certain
ticket is the best way to preserve
that faction on the campus. I be
lieve that a faction will continue
to exist as long as they are serving
a purpose, when they cease to
do that they will perish, and no
amount of rotten politics will keep
I believe in group living as a
way to foster friendships and loy
alty. As long as they can do this
any good student government and
faculty will keep them alive. By
voting for whom we believe is a
better candidate we ai’e trying to
raise the standards of our Uni
versify and with it the standards
of our living groups. If we have to
vote for a government that would
blindly support a system without
evaluating it we are blindly advo
cating the system without realiz
ing its faults and merits.
I wanted to express my distaste
for high pressure methods of influ
encing voting. I wanted to say
how much beneath us it is to tell
our underclassmen “You vote thus
and thus, or else you are not loyal
to your party.” It is my sincere
wish, no matter who is made stu
dent body president, that this cam
pus hold their future elections in
a fashion creditable to our sup
Let us think for ourselves, to
prepare for better citizenship and
personal freedom of expression.
Although we extol our own candi
date, let us not personally insult
and depreciate another. Let us put
freedom to vote as we think above
narrow views such as Greek vs.
Independent. Only in that way can
we elect the best people to stu
dent government; only in that way
can we improve the standards of
To the Editor:
Instead of attacking the obvious
in the Demerit Debunker, we note
that a certain faction, “with long
months of conniving, conspiring,
aspiring, and naturally, a little
doity woik in the back room . . . ”
(to quote the debunker) have pub
lished a poltroon's monstrosity as
an unwise political device.
It is unfortunate that Greek
houses support a bloc which lends
itself to the use of libelous and
tawdry pamphleteering to forward
its political aim.
As members of Greek houses we
are embarrassed and disgusted.
SUE S. PIERRE,
RUTH KAY COLLINS
Ad Was Paid For
All political advertising is “pay
able in advance only.” The words
“paid advertisement” were inad
vertently omitted from the Inde
pendent acl which appeared on
page four of the Emerald, April 18.
The money for this space, and for
the cuts used, was placed in my
hands on Friday, April 14.
students stationed here, and the one's I’ve met seem to all be
pretty nice guys, but they don’t anywhere near go around.
They tell me (1 haven’t bothered to count) that there are a
little over four women to every man. ’Course it's not bad, to
say the least, for the men stationed here, but it's kind of tough
for the girls.
They’re having ASUO election today. Remember how we all
used to get excited just before the big day? It's just about
the same only now the women do all the rushing around and
ear-w hispering and even a little of the mud-slinging.
There was a rally last night and some of the sororities held
open house afterward. So you can see that some of the things
are still going on as they used to.
The Side’s still open and everybody still plays bridge down
there after classes, but it’s not noisy and boisterous the wav
it used to be. It’s funny, but the war’s,seemed to calm evervone
down and made them a lot more serious.
They tell me there aren't going to be any more big green
teams out on the gridiron or the basketball court or the base
ball diamond 'til this is all over and you guys can come back
and help a little on volume when they sing "Mighty Oregon.”
Yeah, the war's hit the campus, guys, but it's taking the
w hole thing and still going on. And, somehow, now that I’ve
been back and seen it all, 1 can tell you that you don’t need to
worry. Somehow, I'm pretty doggone sure when we get back
next year or the year after that or whenever it is, Oregon’s still
gonna be the same.
And I'm awfully sure that wdien we all are back and when |
we can stand up and yell out "Mighty Oregon” again after
that last-minute touchdown or basket, we're still going to be
doggone proud, as we are now, to say, no matter where they
send us or what happens, we're Oregon men, doggone it, we're
Oregon men.—Pfc. G. Duncan \\ impress.
(Continued from tape one)
Fopulares” by Obradors, and “Ef^
Despechado” by Jean Berger.
Two arias from “The Daughter
of the Regiment” by Donizetti
form the third group. The first is
a song of farewell to the soldiers,
and the second is the song which
Marie, tlie daughter of the regi
ment, sings as a salute to the regi
Songs in the fourth group are
“La Fontaine de Caraouet” by Le
torey, "Quand Je Fus Pris au Pa
vilion” by Hahn, “Le Nelumbo” by
Moret, and “Chere Nuit” by
In her final selections, Miss
Sayao has chosen lighter melodies,
“Stresa” and “The Little Shep
herd’s Song” by Watts, “Think
Me” by Alicia Scott, and two
parodies, “Hey, Diddle, Diddle”
and “Old King Cole” by Hughes.
Milne Charnley will accompany
Miss Sayao at the piano.
The petite singer is billed as the
leading soprano of the Metropoli
tan opera association. She has been
singing in the United States since
1936 and previously was a success
ful singer in Europe and South
Y O U R FURLOUGH
DRESS should be chosen
with much care and pride.
T h i sj o- a y imaginative
print so beautifully draped
to make the most of your
figure, solves your prob
lem for the gay evenings
on his spring furlough.
RITZ BROTHERS in
"Never a Dull
— and —
JOAN DAVIS in